Water ice (green spots) has been found on the south (left) and north pole (right) of the moon. Image: NASA
Direct proof of water ice on the surface of the moon - space news

Astronomers have for the first time obtained direct evidence for the presence of water ice on the north and south pole of the moon. Using data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument, ice was detected in lunar craters on the south pole, while ice is more widely, but sparsely, spread on the north pole. As the ice is located in the top few mm of the moon’s surface, this frozen water is probably accessible as a resource for future expeditions to the moon.

Read the full story: NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Scientific publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA